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10 Years - US IT Recruiting Manager - Sr. IT Recruiter - Recruiter

  • Over 10+ years of experience in the field of talent acquisition in recruiting, screening, qualifying and placing of IT professionals in full-time, contract temporary and permanent positions for International (US) market.
  • W2, 1099, C2C documentation, H1b employment visa, and Time sheets follow up.
  • Conceptual knowledge of technologies recruited.
  • Excellent search and strong resume tracking skills.
  • US National recruiting with 90% Closure at the offer stage.
  • Identified 90% - 100% match candidates within 24-48 hours with both required skills and cultural fit.
  • Worked with US Citizen, Green Card, EAD, H1B job seekers.
  • Well versed in US Tax terms (C2C, W2 & 1099)
  • Consistently reduced cost-per-hire.
  • Created recruiting processes and procedures from scratch.
  • Trained 16+ recruiters from all levels of experience.
  • Excellent relationship management skills to develop successful networks within senior management, staffing teams and HR Partners
  • Designed, implemented and trained behavioral interview techniques and culture/skills match criteria guidelines.

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Talent Acquisition Manager - International

Calance (Formerly Partners Consulting) - Dallas, TX & Laguna Hills, CA

Calance provides IT design, implementation, operation and talent services for enterprise customers enabling transformations to new technologies such as cloud and mobile. With over 600 staff and 10 offices worldwide, we support the full life-cycle of IT services. Local offices can be found in Texas, California, Washington and Georgia. Formed following the merger of Calance and Partners Consulting, this single global company offers;

  • IT Service Management - including hosting and managed services.
  • Infrastructure Transformation - including data center consolidation.
  • Cloud Services - including AWS based hosting and management.
  • Talent services - including global talent sourcing.
Email Address: [email protected]
Jun 2012Jan 2014

Sr. Consultant - Talent Acquisition

Partners Consulting (A Calance Company) - An SEI-CMMi Level 5 Company - Dallas, TX

Company Profile: Oracle Certified Partner, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, CMMI Level 5 rated organization who provides IT design, implementation, operation and talent services for enterprise customers enabling transformations to new technologies such as cloud and mobile. With over 600 staff and 10 offices worldwide, we support the full life-cycle of IT services. Formed following the merger of Calance and Partners Consulting, this single global company offers IT Service Management, Infrastructure Transformation, Cloud Services and Talent services.

  • Owned full life cycle recruiting, analyzing and understanding the client requirements to proactively source and place active and passive IT candidates with clients for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions.
  • Confer with account manager to identify recruiting needs, review and clarify job description, job specification, competencies and skills required to ensure quality sourcing and recruiting.
  • Build and mentor a team of recruiters all facets of Recruitment Life cycle, take care of their training, activity, targets and growth and working towards the team targets in synchronization with the Organizational goals and targets, with Passion and Aggression.
  • Responsible for mentoring and providing on-going training and support for new recruiters. 
  • Responsible for the day to day operational activities of the Recruitment Team, ensure the team meets the Recruitment SLA's (Service Level Agreements). 
  • Work on 10-12 requisitions at a time and responsible for timely Sourcing and recruiting US Citizens, Green Card holders, EADs, TN, OPT and H1B holders for numerous positions on C2C, 1099, W2 basis 
  • Develop and implemented effective recruiting plans and strategies like internet sourcing and research, job portals, ad placement, cold calling, employee referrals, Boolean searches, Groups, Networking.
  • Owned End to end responsibility, starting from getting the Permanent, contract and contract to hire IT staffing requirements, serving the requirement with the minimum possible response time with quick turnaround time and client budgeted revenue model and closing the position.
  • Familiar with US geography, time zones, work type, latest technologies, SDLC Cycle and have a deep understanding of the US & Indian Staffing processes, Benefits, compensation, employment types. 
  • Manage staff located across geographic boundaries, ensure cooperative, collaborative or team approaches are utilized as appropriate to accomplish objectives and provide a supportive work environment. Respect for diverse cultural and religious beliefs.
  • Interacting and continuously following-up with clients for Feedback, Interview status, Offer Letter Status, Salary Issues, Joining Date Confirmation.
  • Responsible for timely and quality outflow of resumes to the client.
  • Exposure to US Immigration process (H1-B and Green Card).
  • Manage candidate process and act as a candidate advocate.
Feb 2011Apr 2012

Account Manager (IT Services)

ACS I. Corporation - Atlanta, GA

Company Profile: ACS delivers information technology solutions, staffing and workforce management services to global Fortune 1000 companies, across various industry vertical marketplaces. In just over a decade, ACS has grown to over $130 Million in sales revenue, 1300 employees working on a global basis for over half of the Fortune 125.

  • Responsible for sourcing, interviewing, and hiring new personnel and temporary employees for all areas within the company.
  • Successfully practicing on SAP requisition for the company within assigned accounts.
  • Work directly with hiring managers to select the best possible fit for each position.
  • Responsible for posting and maintaining all position on several websites.
  • Submit consultant to the VMS Portal and follow up on background checks and drug screenings.
  • Conduct reference checks.
  • Oversee and resolve employee relations.
  • Analyze wage and salary reports and maintain the reports on daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Handled training and development (on need basis).
  • Schedule interviews for candidates and clients and conduct all reference checks.
  • Negotiate bill rates and pay rates.
Nov 2009Feb 2011

Resource Manager (IT Services - SAP)

ARK Solutions Inc. - Chantilly, VA

Company Profile: ARK Solutions, Inc. is a software consulting firm delivering IT-enabled business change through integrated expertise in SAP Consulting Services: specializing in optimizing our customers SAP HCM implementations; Technology Support Services: providing the right resources to our customers when they require going beyond their own; and Post SAP Implementation. Support: supporting our customers by utilizing and maintaining their SAP investments long after “go-live”.

  • Performing all duties associated with Recruitment including searching, screening, telephonic interactions, updating resumes and follow-ups.
  • Conducting testing of skills by asking technical/non technical questions related to the particular position/requirement.
  • Handling State of SC, State of TX and Freddie Mac requirements.
  • Identifying, working and placing candidates for position like SAP HR/Payroll, HCM, ABAP, FI/CO, BI-BPC, SCM (MM, PP, WM, PO, Inventory, iProcurement etc.), Oracle Functional/Technical/Techno-Functional in Financial & HR Domain, PeopleSoft Financial Architect / Lead, OBIEE Developers/Lead, Project Managers (Technical, Functional and Techno-Functional), Network Engineers, Front-End Developers etc.
  • Using passive searching methods using Advanced Google search and Advance LinkedIn search.
  • Conducting testing of skills by asking technical/non technical questions related to the particular position/requirement
  • Utilizing Job boards like Dice, Monster, Craigslist, Corp-to-Corp and more for active candidates.
  • Recruiting from internal Database (Taleo) and from internet, screening, interviewing and reference-checking candidates prior to being submitted to the end-client.
  • Responsible for sending New Hire forms to candidates who have received the Offer from client.
  • Maintaining high standard of professionalism towards consultants and management.
Sep 2008Nov 2009

Account Manager / Team Lead (US Staffing)

5G Technologies Ltd. - Charlotte, NC

Company Profile: 5G is a customer focused IT consulting and software solutions provider based out of Charlotte, NC. 5G mainly focus on evolving high performance work processes with attributes such as employment security, selective hiring, self-managed team, decentralized decision making, high compensation contingent on results, competencies management, learning culture through ongoing training. Our specialized services include IT, Non-IT, Banking, Insurance, Finance, Automobile Manufacturing, Entertainment, Pharmaceutical, Real Estates and Construction.

  • Responsible for handling a team of 6 recruiters for US based direct Clients on different tax terms W2, 1099, Corp to Corp of H1B/H1B Transfer & TN consultant(s). 
  • Understanding the sourcing needs of the client and fulfilling them. 
  • Actively doing business development for the company. Bringing new clients on board for their end-to-end manpower needs. 
  • Identifying the right candidates residing in US or candidates holding valid US work permit, by searching jobsites, internal database and referrals. Primarily focusing on US to US staffing. 
  • Discussing the details with the short listed candidates, conducting personal interview, matching the skills with requirement and negotiating rates. 
  • Confirmed availability of the candidates, and passing their details to US team. Submitting candidates on client's site. 
  • Coordinating fulfillment of other formalities such as background check, drug test etc leading to joining 
  • Post-Placement Candidate Relationship Management such as serving as first point of contact and counseling of candidates between projects. 
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive candidate database. Sending mass mailers to internal database (for the positions handled). 
  • Achieved a good conversion ratio of submittals into interview and placement. Exceeded and met all the targets consistently.
Feb 2008Sep 2008

Talent Acquisition Manager

CampusEAI Consortium - Cleveland, OH

Company Profile: CampusEAI Consortium is a global information technology services and consulting provider focused on helping its members implement enterprise IT solutions cost-effectively and timely. More than 260 universities belong to the CampusEAI Consortium. CampusEAI Consortium creates myCampus, the most widely deployed campus portal and web content management solution in higher education, provides prospective and current students, alumni, faculty and staff with single sign-on access to their academic and social information.

  • Handled group of 4 recruiters and training them on different US tax-terms like W2, C2C & 1099, process of H1B filling, H1B transfers. 
  • Brought client to the company. Primary activity involved in doing business development for the company. 
  • Developed PowerPoint presentation and 20 pages handout detailing program concepts, benefits, and vesting periods and earned across the board praise for program quality. 
  • Implemented the Performance Appraisal & Incentive structure of entire company. 
  • Created a full functional excel document that helps managers to see the status of open requirements and pipeline employee for particular requirements. 
  • Drafting welcome letters for the new joins. Solicits and identifies prospective candidates by telephone, email and the internet to determine skills, experience, and areas for geographic employment, preferences, availability and visa status. 
  • Ensures that adequate number of qualified candidates is submitted for all assigned client requirements in a timely manner Search resumes in various available job portals Negotiates salaries with candidates, negotiates pay rates with subcontracting companies, and closes the position. 
  • Reporting directly to the Director of HR on recruitment status on a daily basis.
May 2004Nov 2007

Sr. Consultant (Recruitment)

UCA Services Inc. - Denville, NJ
  • Provided end-to-end recruitment to Lehman Brothers & Reuters America, JP Morgan Chase & Prudential in Tri-State NJ-NY-PA for about 3 years. 
  • Within 3 years at UCA Services Inc., I recruited about 90 consultants for Lehman Brother & Reuters America for their six & eight remote datacenter locations in Tri-State (NY-NJ-PA). 
  • Worked for a client site at Lehman Brothers (May 2004 to Aug 2005). 

Thomson Reuters - Downtown, NYC                                              09/2005 - 10/2007

Talent Acquisition Executive

Lehman Brothers - Livingston, NJ                                                  05/2004 - 08/2005

Talent Acquisition Executive

  • Daily responsibilities include sourcing profiles for all the group accounts through internal database, job portals and the other sources. 
  • Screening various technical profiles and other higher end technical skill profiles and short-listing the right profile. 
  • Liaise with the sourcing team to ensure the right profile reaches the client. 
  • To get the Tech Screening/interviews done and check on the candidates fitment in the project and in the organization. 
  • Suggest the compensation to the potential candidate keeping in mind his education background/ experience and the peer parity with in the system. 
  • Proficient in using companies own database software called (HRIS- Human Resource Information Systems). 
  • Source candidates from jobsites Dice, Monster, Career Builder. 
  • Briefing the candidates about the job profile, organization. 
  • Negotiating the rates/salary package with the candidates & closing the positions. 
  • Reporting to the vice president on recruitment status on a daily basis.
Feb 2002May 2004

Lab - Assistant (Technical Support)

Coastal Carolina University - Conway, SC

Summary: Was working 20 hours a week as a Lab - Assistant (Technical Support) in Computer Science Laboratory. (Conway, Myrtle Beach, SC-USA)



Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition in recruiting, screening, qualifying and placing of IT professionals in full-time, contract temporary and permanent positions for International (US) market. Produces results in time, sensitive, mission critical environments.
Creative Startegy
Utilized creative strategy and applied out of the box thinking to more complex assignments while meeting the requirements of difficult job orders.
Project Management
Project Management: Planning, Executing and Controlling Projects.
Talent Management
Collaborated with Talent Management Team in order to build pipelines of top performing active and passive professionals by utilizing Internet resources, networking, associations, referrals, cold calling, industry events and education job fairs.
Business Development
Strong business development skills in both staffing and software/project sales. Working directly with hiring managers to develop and understand requirements.
Account Management
Responsible for supporting Verizon, Vocado, DavitaRX. Including developing identifying opportunities within the customer’s organization for our services, following up with hiring managers to obtain qualified requisitions, feedback on all interviews and submittals, and negotiating fees/bill rates on all placements.
Touch base with the talent pool available thro proper networking sources, Other third party’s available resources, bench marketing.


Megha Mehra

“An extremely talented, knowledgeable and result driven professional with optimistic and enthusiastic approach towards each task he handles. Its been a learning journey for me with Abhishek and I would strongly recommend him.” July 3, 2012.

Harish Kashyap

Abhishek is an enthusiastic, hard working and inspirational person who has the ability to work successfully on multiple requistions at the same time. He is one of those people who make recruitment look very easy due to his incredible organization and people skills. Abhishek is a great mentor and I am very happy to have had a chance to work with him. Cheers!!!!! October 29, 2010.

Vishwash Gupta

Abhishek is a sound HR professional & an able administrator. Abhishek played a pivotal role in building the team to 10+ & built strong HR policies. He is passionate about any assignment undertaken & is an able leader. A standout point would be his ability to be calm & patient in challenging environment. The employees found Abhishek to be approachable & he is very open to take on board feedback & ideas. We work in a different teal altogether however & his contrinbution in his role is much appreciated by his team members. Overall shared good interdepartmental relationship. I'd like to wish Abhishek the very best.June 3, 2010.

Sharad Sinha

Abhishek is a dynamic recruitment professional with a real drive to achieve and deliver. He did terrific job of delivering a very high standard of recruitment support to TWC & BMW client based in Charlotte, NC. He was extremely good at identifying and attracting the right type of talent into the organization and then leading a tight process in collaboration with line. His results focus ensure he maintains the high standards he has set for himself – his direct sourcing and cost avoidance results speak volumes, not to mention his creative and effective approach to excellent candidate management. He is friendly, supportive and great to work with. I have complete respect for Abhishek and look forward to working with him (and learning from his) going forwards! I'd always recommend Abhishek as one of the most diligent and capable recruitment professionals I've ever worked with.April 11, 2011.

Sashi Parashar

Abhishek is a manager who can boost up your spirit in the worst of times.Details oriented and has great knowledge on process and process penetration.His best quality is the way he imparts is knowledge and ideas on his team members with a positive attitude.A complete go-getter, I highly recommend Abhishek for his hard-work, intelligent thinking and process knowledge. July 11, 2012.

Ravi Prakash

When you are in need of a critical resource, you could count on Abhishek to get it from somewhere, irrespective of the type of engagement. His network and reach to resources is incredible. Abhishek takes a lot of pride in his work and goes out of his way to scout for best resources in an effort to match the requirements and to deliver perfect response every time. He has a very strong searching skill over the internet. He is a independent, open, and an energetic TA Manager to work with.November 15, 2010.

Vignesh Waram

Abhishek is one of the best talent acquisition professional I ever worked with. I learned a wealth of knowledge from him that I am using on a daily basis at work up to now. He is resourceful, with an excellent leadership and people skills; he is very practical, with clear vision and direction. Abhishek turned to be an excellent mentor and a resource to come back to for any help - even after I moved to another company. He is definitely a strategic addition to any organization. October 21, 2010.

Ravi Singh

Abhishek is a very driven individual, In his time at key note he has shown excellent skills at developing new business opportunities. Great communication skills with the customers, highly motivated and positive member of the team, helping others create a good synergy. Excellent record and an asset to any organisation. December 13, 2011.

Rakesh Jha

I would highly recommend Abhishek for any position in staff augmentation.Abhishek has very high standards for himself and has great attention to detail. He has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently and is able to follow through to ensure that the job gets done. He is always willing to offer his assistance and has an excellent rapport with his constituents served by clients, employers, and other professional organizations. He would be an asset to any employer and I recommend him for any endeavor he chooses to pursue. December 13, 2011.

Hemant Chakravorty

“While working for Abhishek for over two years, he continually impressed me with his leadership skills, and natural affinity for keeping his team motivated to deliver complex projects on time. He is one of those rare managers that can bring out the best in his direct reports - creating a productive environment of mutual respect, personal empowerment, and fun.” February 3, 2012.